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Table 2 Comparison between values of anthropometry and body composition components among patients and control groups

From: Nutritional assessment and rehabilitation in children with bronchiectasis and childhood interstitial lung diseases: effects on pulmonary functions and clinical severity

  Patients Control t test p value
Weight centile z-score
 Mean ± SD −2.18 ± 0.90 0.20 ± 1.21 81.250 < 0.001*
 Range −3.70‑0.80 −2.91‑2.16
Height centile z-score
 Mean ± SD −1.86 ± 0.83 0.15 ± 1.16 64.572 < 0.001*
 Range −3.60‑0.17 −2.48‑1.65
Triceps skinfold thickness centile z-score
 Mean ± SD 0.82 ± 0.46 1.67 ± 0.35 75.172 < 0.001*
 Range 0.04‑1.73 0.80‑2.14
Body mass index centile z-score
 Mean ± SD −1.73 ± 1.08 0.39 ± 1.11 63.699 < 0.001*
 Range −4.90‑1.87 −1.99‑2.03
Mid arm circumference centile z-score
 Mean ± SD −1.30 ± 0.71 1.10 ± 0.86 11.787 < 0.001*
 Range −2.7‑1.4 −1.02‑1.71
Body fat (kg)
 Mean ± SD 5.095 + 2.829 7.9 + 6.278 1.867 0.067
 Range 1.5‑14.7 2.4‑23.5
Muscle mass (kg)
 Mean ± SD 24.45 ± 6.702 25.96 ± 7.40 0.879 0.382
 Range 16.3‑38.3 15.50‑42.50
Fat free mass (kg)
 Mean ± SD 26.02 ± 6.81 27.30 ± 7.76 0.719 0.475
 Range 17.30‑40.41 16.50‑44.80   
  1. * significant